Bitdefender always will be worst Antivirus because of so high usage on RAM, he is like a twin of AVG.
unused ram is wasted ram. The ram usage have nothing todo with a product being fast or slow on your computer. In fact, ram is the fastest component on your pc. If one antivirus consum much ram, that doenst mean its bad. Like Emsisoft, they use much ram, but they store for example the virus defs and other things there, because its simply faster. Its more like bitdefender is "bad" because it is buggy as hell on many machines, slows down your browsing and other things. But ram have nothing todo with it.
 

Vlad The Hedgefox

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unused ram is wasted ram. The ram usage have nothing todo with a product being fast or slow on your computer. In fact, ram is the fastest component on your pc. If one antivirus consum much ram, that doenst mean its bad. Like Emsisoft, they use much ram, but they store for example the virus defs and other things there, because its simply faster. Its more like bitdefender is "bad" because it is buggy as hell on many machines, slows down your browsing and other things. But ram have nothing todo with it.
That's why for me Emsisoft is better choice than Bitdefender cuz Emsisoft is cheaper and less buggy
 

motox781

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unused ram is wasted ram. The ram usage have nothing todo with a product being fast or slow on your computer. In fact, ram is the fastest component on your pc. If one antivirus consum much ram, that doenst mean its bad. Like Emsisoft, they use much ram, but they store for example the virus defs and other things there, because its simply faster. Its more like bitdefender is "bad" because it is buggy as hell on many machines, slows down your browsing and other things. But ram have nothing todo with it.
Agree. Ram is cheap. There is much more that goes into an AV slowing down a PC, such as CPU!, HD usage. I'm sure much smarter people will chime in, but it is time to end this...RAM thing...
 

Robbie

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I honestly see your comments guys as trash talking about BitDefender. How many of you have actually tried it reciently? (one year or less)

I've tested it on my host machine, for over two months. It didn't slow up my machine, at all. It had a little bug of incompatibility, but nothing serious, no BSODs, no slowdown or related. Scans were fast, definitions were amazing, FPs weren't many, boot time was okay (better than WD and Kaspersky). I just didn't like as much the GUI and the fact that tweaking isn't that advanced. But it worked. And it worked right. I'd definitely use it as my main AV when the time comes and my licenses expire.

As for malware protection, the behaviour blocker or similar I couldn't test as much since signatures were added amazingly fast. On my quick tests on VM most malware were covered up on default settings. I beg you Hub Testers to give a try to BTS latest stable version and share the results. Tweak it a bit.
 
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Burrito

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Bitdefender has been a perennial top 3 AV in terms of detection.

They consistently innovate to stay at the very top of most tests - for over a decade.

It's been a few years since I tried it... but yeah, at that time.. it was a little buggy for me..

But apparently it works fine for many.

If you are one of those who it works for well, you have really good protection.

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Mahesh Sudula

Level 14
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Malware Tester
I honestly see your comments guys as trash talking about BitDefender. How many of you have actually tried it reciently? (one year or less)

I've tested it on my host machine, for over two months. It didn't slow up my machine, at all. It had a little bug of incompatibility, but nothing serious, no BSODs, no slowdown or related. Scans were fast, definitions were amazing, FPs weren't many, boot time was okay (better than WD and Kaspersky). I just didn't like as much the GUI and the fact that tweaking isn't that advanced. But it worked. And it worked right. I'd definitely use it as my main AV when the time comes and my licenses expire.

As for malware protection, the behaviour blocker or similar I couldn't test as much since signatures were added amazingly fast. On my quick tests on VM most malware were covered up on default settings. I beg you Hub Testers to give a try to BTS latest stable version and share the results. Tweak it a bit.
Been testing out BD TS regularly. Signatures are fine .ATC is alone extremely powerful even if rest of modules were disabled !
Slight bugs here and there, but as far protection matters BD rocks and automated ! ATC alone is Slight weaker against some MBR based ransomwares

https://malwaretips.com/threads/malware-samples-14-9-07-2019.93645/

https://malwaretips.com/threads/mixed-threats-17-01-07-2019.93492/

https://malwaretips.com/threads/malware-samples-16-2-07-2019.93514/

Previous tests :


 
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SeriousHoax

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Whenever, wherever I see anyone talking about Bitdefender they talk about everything except a problem that's being annoying me for years.
Have you never faced this problem while using/testing the product? It's a deal breaker for me. Check this: Bitdefender folder option problem, Another one, Another similar post
First reported by someone in 2011, I personally noticed in 2013 probably. I asked them twice about fixing it but they replied they can't fix this because that's how their disinfection method works. Btw, of those two replies one they answered me 8 months after asking and the other one more than a year later. How nice of them! They're so funny.
I installed the 2019 version few months ago to check if they've fixed it. But no still the same so I uninstalled it after 10 minutes. Trend Micro had the exact problem too not sure if they fixed it ( I might check it out today).
So, unless they do something about it, I can't personally use their product nor I can recommend to anyone.
 

devjit2018

Level 10
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Malware Tester
I honestly see your comments guys as trash talking about BitDefender. How many of you have actually tried it reciently? (one year or less)

I've tested it on my host machine, for over two months. It didn't slow up my machine, at all. It had a little bug of incompatibility, but nothing serious, no BSODs, no slowdown or related. Scans were fast, definitions were amazing, FPs weren't many, boot time was okay (better than WD and Kaspersky). I just didn't like as much the GUI and the fact that tweaking isn't that advanced. But it worked. And it worked right. I'd definitely use it as my main AV when the time comes and my licenses expire.

As for malware protection, the behaviour blocker or similar I couldn't test as much since signatures were added amazingly fast. On my quick tests on VM most malware were covered up on default settings. I beg you Hub Testers to give a try to BTS latest stable version and share the results. Tweak it a bit.
In terms of protection BD is one of the best no doubt. But the program behaves differently in different computers and most of the computers I found have problems where it is installed. The program is buggy that's for sure. If it works on PC A without any problems, you'll have one hell of a protection. But if it doesn't, it'll cause you a lot of headaches. I agree about the RAM part. In today's world, an AV eating 250-500 MB RAM is not that bad unless it thrashes CPU and HDD. Previously when I tried BD a couple of years back it slowed down my browsing tremendously and the firewall was of no use since each and every program bypassed it. Now I've tried the 180 days trial of version 2019. The HTTPS scanning and the firewall problems have been solved. ATP is top notch, although it is prone to false positives since it quarantined syshardener while I was applying the tweaks. Bottom line is if BD works for you it's a superb suite but if it doesn't it'll be BugDefender for you.